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512/ 256kb = is that max 512 x/fer or 768 x/fer?

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512/ 256kb = is that max 512 x/fer or 768 x/fer?

Newbie question!

Is there a download/upload ratio?

Can I download 512kbits/s while someone uploads 256kbits/s - thus causing 768kb/s totla throughputHuh

Or when someone is uploaded 256 kbits is my download stopped?

Obviously my pc will manage the ratio, but is my total thruput 768 or 512?
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512/ 256kb = is that max 512 x/fer or 768 x/fer?

Your throughput is 512+256 = 768Kb/s.

However, when you download data, the TCP protocol uploads ACKs to acknowledge receipt. This results in a slightly reduced upload speed.

The same applies to uploaded data. ACKs are downloaded from the remote machine.

The throughput still equals the full speed, however, the effective data rate is slightly lower (effective data as in data that you will store and not relating to the transfer process).
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512/ 256kb = is that max 512 x/fer or 768 x/fer?

No think of it as a water pipe with a reduction in it. You can only go at the slowest speed along the route of the pipe.
So if you are getting a file from someone who can upload at 256 then that is the top speed.
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512/ 256kb = is that max 512 x/fer or 768 x/fer?

I think he means, can he upload a file at 256k, whilst downloading at 512k.

Yes you can, but you don't get full speeds.
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512/ 256kb = is that max 512 x/fer or 768 x/fer?

thanks guys !